The mobile phone industry has changed a lot over the years, but few things have been more impactful than The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Before this act was passed, you were forced to use your cell phone with the carrier you purchased it from, and they were useless to any other network. This truly limited the market for people trying to buy and sell used cell phones. Luckily, ever since the act passed, any phone purchased after 2015 will work with any carrier. Now, you can perform an official iPhone unlock to use on other carriers, maximizing the value of your device.
If you’re someone who sells used phones online, then it is essential that you know how to unlock iPhones. This allows the purchaser to be able to connect it to the network of their choice, which also allows you to broaden your market and not be limited to one carrier.While there are many pros and cons of purchasing a used iPhone, people mostly enjoy the price reduction and savings on their environmental footprint. Whatever the reason is that you need to unlock your iPhone, we’ll guide you through the process.
First and foremost, you need to make sure that your phone is eligible to be unlocked. There are a few requirements that your iPhone needs to meet in order to perform an official unlock, such as:
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If you have a Verizon phone, then you are in luck. They have the easiest unlocking policy of any carrier, and as we mentioned before, there is no minimum period of time that you need to have an active account for.All you need to do to switch to a new plan is call up Verizon and cancel their service. Then, just start your new plan with the carrier of your choice. Pretty easy, right? You can read more about their device unlocking policy here.
Much like Verizon, Sprint makes it pretty easy on its customers when it comes to unlocking iPhones. If your phone meets all the general requirements outlined earlier in this blog, then there’s nothing else you need to do. Seriously, it’s pretty easy!All you need to do is get the new SIM card from the carrier of your choice. Then, simply replace the SIM card in your iPhone with the new one you want to use, and your iPhone should be good to go. If for some reason it still doesn’t work, Sprint’s customer service team is always on hand to lend some help.
When it comes to AT&T, iPhones bought through them are still beholden to the company. It’s not as easy as switching carriers like Verizon or inserting a new SIM card like with Sprint. Here’s how you go about unlocking your iPhone with an AT&T phone:
As a used cell phone retailer, you need to maximize your profits as much as possible. This includes making sure that the phones that come through your door are not stolen, broken or otherwise not in working order. It’s likely that most (if not all) of the iPhones you come across are locked, so it’s important to have them unlocked and checked before reselling them.Running diagnostics on your phones will be able to tell you exactly what is wrong with them, perform data erasures and test all their functionality (such as speakers and microphones). Knowing what’s wrong gives you a chance to fix it, giving your used phones even more value.There are many ways to do this, or you can use diagnostics software like PhoneCheck to perform it all for you in under 2 minutes. Our software will give you a comprehensive print-out as well as a certification when it is ready to hit the shelves. This means a better reputation for you, and great peace of mind for the buyer.